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Development Administration

From Underdevelopment to Sustainable Development


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

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About this book


This book examines administrative changes and reforms carried out in the developing nations: it looks at the role of the state, various administrative reforms carried out at the behest of the West but never fully materialized, and events leading to policy failures and administrative mishaps. It is a story of failed developmental goals told through the looking glass of administration and it is about directing, managing, and controlling the means used in and by Third World countries to achieve development. In addition to a history of development administration, this volume includes an analysis of bureaucratic corruption and accountability, the issue of capability building in science and technology transfer, the new challenge of the 1990s - how to achieve environmentally sustainable development in the face of resource constraints and ever-growing public demands and expectations, and a strategy for sustainable development administration as the Third World prepares for the 21st century.


controlling corruption development environment morality reforms science state strategy sustainable development technology Third World

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  1. 1.Department of Political StudiesUniversity of GuelphCanada

About the authors

ONKAR DWIVEDI Order of Canada, Ph.D., LL.D. (Hon), Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, was University Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Guelph, Canada. He was a past president of the Canadian Political Science Association (Ottawa), president of the Canadian Asian Studies Association (Montreal), and a former Vice President of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration, Brussels, Belgium. His international consultancy included working for the World Bank, UNESCO, UNO, UNESCAP, WHO, and CIDA.

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